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War declared on trans fat

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The US government declared war on artificial fats known as “trans” that are present in almost all processed foods. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils (Phos) in food, considering them a threat to public health. The restriction will be applied gradually over a period of three years. These oils are… Read more »

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Blue Bell listeria investigation continues

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating an outbreak of listeria linked to the Blue Bell brand that has killed three people in the United States.

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Spirulina approved as colorant

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The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of spirulina as a colorant for a wider range of applications. Initially approved for use in candy and chewing gum, the use of spirulina as a colorant has now been extended to frostings, ice cream, frozen desserts, dessert coatings and toppings, beverage mixes and powders, yogurts, custards, puddings, cottage… Read more »

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FDA to modify FSMA

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Michael Taylor, released a statement on Dec. 19 announcing that the FDA will propose modified rule language and open up an additional comment period on two of the rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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